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#1 Mr. Breathmask

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

I think having two main threads - one for discussing current movies, and one for discussing older ones - is a great idea!

Why do Quint and a couple others keep saying that the Reviews forum is where discussions dies? Many threads in there are up to 2 or 3 pages, and feature more discussion about a movie than this thread itself does!

The reviews forum is a good idea, its just that those opposed are being more vocal about their opposition.

People seem to forget that no one ever suggested that all discussion should be moved to the reviews forum. Only that if you feel like writing a long review of a film, that you post your review it to the Reviews forum. And don't forget we encourage book, television, music, and score reviews in that forum as well!

But yea, the general discussion of films that bounce around from film to film that stem from a quick remark that someone recently watch a film will never be moved out. The moderating staff just wants the nicely written, longer reviews that our members generate to be posted there. Thanks!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

I think having two main threads - one for discussing current movies, and one for discussing older ones - is a great idea!

Why do Quint and a couple others keep saying that the Reviews forum is where discussions dies? Many threads in there are up to 2 or 3 pages, and feature more discussion about a movie than this thread itself does!

The reviews forum is a good idea, its just that those opposed are being more vocal about their opposition.

People seem to forget that no one ever suggested that all discussion should be moved to the reviews forum. Only that if you feel like writing a long review of a film, that you post your review it to the Reviews forum. And don't forget we encourage book, television, music, and score reviews in that forum as well!

But yea, the general discussion of films that bounce around from film to film that stem from a quick remark that someone recently watch a film will never be moved out. The moderating staff just wants the nicely written, longer reviews that our members generate to be posted there. Thanks!


I think it's a great idea too!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:54 PM

I like the idea too. I also like the reviews forum. :P

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:55 PM

I think having two main threads - one for discussing current movies, and one for discussing older ones - is a great idea!


I love to hear your motives for saying that. I already said why I think it's a bad idea.
"The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.' That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in its density. But I think the density of that film is primarily visual density and atmospheric and sound density, more so than narrative density. But, yeah, I think for a lot of filmmakers particularly, there will be a film like that in their past that they've really become a little obsessed with and seen too many times, or more times than seems healthy." - Christopher Nolan

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:57 PM

I agree with Alex. Why does everything need to be so ordered?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:02 PM

It's Morlock's thread anyway. I think we should honor it in his memory. ;)
"The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.' That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in its density. But I think the density of that film is primarily visual density and atmospheric and sound density, more so than narrative density. But, yeah, I think for a lot of filmmakers particularly, there will be a film like that in their past that they've really become a little obsessed with and seen too many times, or more times than seems healthy." - Christopher Nolan

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:04 PM

No, you are not allowed to talk about Morlock in this Thread Alex.

You will have to go here: http://www.jwfan.com...=1

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:11 PM

I never said that you wouldn't be allowed to talk about modern movies in the classic movies thread, or that you wouldn't be allowed to talk about classic movies in the modern movies thread.

One of the defining characteristics of this message board - an aspect that I truly love - is how any thread can evolve into a discussion of something else entirely, per the flow of discussion.. I would never want that to change, and would never move posts from one movie thread to the other just because the year of the movie being discussed.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

No, you are not allowed to talk about Morlock in this Thread Alex.

You will have to go here: http://www.jwfan.com...=1



Good one! You should've used the rimshot smiley.
"The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.' That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in its density. But I think the density of that film is primarily visual density and atmospheric and sound density, more so than narrative density. But, yeah, I think for a lot of filmmakers particularly, there will be a film like that in their past that they've really become a little obsessed with and seen too many times, or more times than seems healthy." - Christopher Nolan

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:39 PM

I never said that you wouldn't be allowed to talk about modern movies in the classic movies thread, or that you wouldn't be allowed to talk about classic movies in the modern movies thread.

One of the defining characteristics of this message board - an aspect that I truly love - is how any thread can evolve into a discussion of something else entirely, per the flow of discussion.. I would never want that to change, and would never move posts from one movie thread to the other just because the year of the movie being discussed.

I agree. It wouldn't hurt anything to open another thread for current releases - no one would be forced to use it or be forced out if they went off topic.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

Super 8

It's a pleasant film and I surely prefer this to most summer movies these days. But, to be perfectly honest, it's only a Frankenstein of a movie where everything (and I mean everything) is stitched from different parts of other movies. That's disappointing. The score is good though. Heard only one cue that's not on the album (when they're riding bicycles).

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:10 PM

Is it out here now?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:11 PM

As of today, yeah.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

Sweet. i'll go tomorrow.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:51 PM

Oh BTW the film has probably the most ridiculous train crash scene ever that goes on for like 5 minutes and apparently there were no people on it for some reason. Weird. But I laughed at the obvious Lost reference in that scene. It was funny at that point. Only later when I saw 255th reference to different things I started to pull my hair out.

About Giacchino again: I like how the film is not too heavily scored (at least the first part). It makes more impact that way. That's job well done.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:54 AM

The train crash was a bit over-the-top, but it's J.J. Abrams. It's not like he's some subtle art director. Also, it was a government train with alien cargo, of course there were no people on it.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

Heard only one cue that's not on the album (when they're riding bicycles).

Isn't that "We'll Fix It in Poste-Haste"?
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:24 AM

I believe that's the alternate take/version heard on the website. The film version is a bit different.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:26 AM

Oh okay.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:10 AM

Rise of the Apes

I'm shocked -- I went in expecting a rehashed origin story, but I really enjoyed it. The film actually takes its time developing its characters before moving straight ahead with the action. The superb CGI work by WETA Digital, plus Andy Serkis' performance as Caesar truly elevate this movie. You end up rooting for the apes, who are the most developed characters in the movie, and the ending doesn't really leave room for an immediate sequel. And the action sequences (particularly the climax at the Golden Gate Bridge) are unpredictable and exciting.

Doyle's score isn't anything to sniff at either. I think it's better than his Thor score. A very pleasant surprise, both movie- and score-wise.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:01 AM

Oh ho, what happened to it being the next Happening everyone? ;)
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:18 AM

Did the cgi get a complete overhaul or somethin'?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:27 AM

Doyle's score isn't anything to sniff at either. I think it's better than his Thor score. A very pleasant surprise, both movie- and score-wise.


I just listen to it on youtube and it's a generic nightmare of modern blockbuster stylings. Steve Jablonsky delivers more convincing soundscapes.
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:48 AM


Doyle's score isn't anything to sniff at either. I think it's better than his Thor score. A very pleasant surprise, both movie- and score-wise.


I just listen to it on youtube and it's a generic nightmare of modern blockbuster stylings. Steve Jablonsky delivers more convincing soundscapes.

After Stepmom Doyle was like, "Ain't no valley low enough (to which I have to descend musically) to keep me from making sure I'm never rejected again."

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

Didn't Doyle quit because he was having cancer?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:24 AM

I saw E.T. yesterday. What a wonderful film. Truly magical. There were a few things in the film that dissapointed me though. Why did the NASA guys dress up as astronauts just to get ET? That was strange. And there wasn't even a credit for John Williams in the end credits! There was one for Herbert Spencer though. How strange. I also think the broadcasting company cut a few scenes out. Sometimes the music stopped really abruptly.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:27 AM

The Way Back: Not much better than a dramatized documentary on Nat Geo. It's not bad but the story and execution are too tame to fascinate or to be affective. With other words, I didn't feel the journey which is essential for these type of films.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:58 AM

Ebert agrees with you.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:02 AM

Hmm, I fancied that as well. That's potentially disappointing I guess.

Whilst on the subject of lost in the wilderness movies, does anyone recommend any I may have missed? Stuff like The Edge and Rescue Dawn. A fascinating genre, for me.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:08 AM

Uhhh..Ray Mears guide to survival?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

There's no danger with Ray.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

No, but he can build a shelter using only dried grass, animal poo and rope made from the back ends of ants, strung together...

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

Whilst on the subject of lost in the wilderness movies, does anyone recommend any I may have missed? Stuff like The Edge and Rescue Dawn. A fascinating genre, for me.


Aguirre, The Wrath Of God.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:31 AM

I don't want to see him eat that.

EDIT: After a quick Google I see it's a Herzog film. A Heart of Darkness adventure. I'll seek it out.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:36 AM

To survive, you must sometimes do things that go against your instincts.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:37 AM

More variations on lost in the wilderness:

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:42 AM

Yeah seen that. Good movie, really horrible ending on that one.

The Defiant Ones is another superb one.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:06 PM

I just listen to it on youtube and it's a generic nightmare of modern blockbuster stylings. Steve Jablonsky delivers more convincing soundscapes.


There's a bit of MV style in the Rise of the Apes score. Bruce Fowler did some orchestrations (plus Zimmer's engineers mixed the score), but it's still better than Jablonsky's work. And the final cue is undeniably Doyle.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:23 PM

Oh ho, what happened to it being the next Happening everyone? ;)


I doubt I will find the movie as entertaining as The Happening. Why you eyein' my lemon drink?




Doyle's score isn't anything to sniff at either. I think it's better than his Thor score. A very pleasant surprise, both movie- and score-wise.


I just listen to it on youtube and it's a generic nightmare of modern blockbuster stylings. Steve Jablonsky delivers more convincing soundscapes.

After Stepmom Doyle was like, "Ain't no valley low enough (to which I have to descend musically) to keep me from making sure I'm never rejected again."


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